We are the National Organization of "Restore the Fourth", which is coordinating nationwide protests on July 4th in opposition to the unconstitutional surveillance methods employed by the US government, especially via the NSA and its recently-revealed PRISM program. Ask us anything
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution
I'm Douglas. Some of you might know me from elsewhere but right now I am the Social Media Coordinator and Interim Press Coordinator for Restore the Fourth. /u/BipolarBear0 and I will be taking questions for at least an hour. Here are some other folks that I hope will drop by to answer some questions as well...
/u/veryoriginal78 - Our National Coordinator
/u/scarletsaint - Lead organizer in Washington and our Outreach Coordinator
/u/Mike13815 - One of the lead organizers in Buffalo and our Marketing Coordinator
/u/neutralitymentality - One of the lead organizers in New York and Assistant Press Coordinator
/u/vArouet - Lead organizer in New York; he probably won't be available for a few hours but he told me he will visit some time after 6 EDT
List of Protests: http://www.restorethefourth.net/protests
Donations, which we just finally started taking this morning, will be used for an advertising blitz tomorrow and what's donated after that on setting up a long-term organization dedicated to protecting the 4th amendment and ourselves from unwarranted surveillance. See the indiegogo page or ask a question below for more info.
6:32pm EDT Alright, after 3 and a half hours of focusing primarily on this and writing various long-winded answers, I need to focus on my many other Rt4 responsibilities for a while. Hopefully some of the others will keep answering for a bit longer. I will take at least one more look at this thread later on and address the more important things I missed - so remember to check back.
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